I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
To See a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
We could all take a lesson from crayons: some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box...
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.